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Roof light, skylight and roof windows

De term 'dakraam' wordt door fabrikanten gebruikt voor een verscheidenheid aan verschillende producten, van kleine huisvestingseenheden op traditionele schuine daken tot grotere op maat gemaakte beglazingstoestellen die zijn ontworpen om op platte daken of terrassen te worden geïnstalleerd.

Daklichten worden gewoonlijk geïnstalleerd met behulp van een opstand- of trottoirsysteem om het eigenlijke product te ondersteunen en als een oppervlak te dienen voor elke verwering die moet worden verholpen; op platte daken geeft de opstand voldoende hoogte om ervoor te zorgen dat het daklicht waterdicht blijft.

Dakramen vallen onder voorschriften die bepalen dat ze in dezelfde richting en in 'vlak' moeten worden geïnstalleerd met het omringende dak, typisch op een minimum van 15 graden hoogte en verweerd in het dak. Ze zijn over het algemeen alleen verkrijgbaar in gestandaardiseerde, kleinere afmetingen in vergelijking met daklichten.

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A dormer is a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof. A dormer window is a form of roof window.

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Extra floor on property

There are at least four ways to expand vertically in a home renovation. One is to literally remove the roof and build a whole new upper level from scratch. Another is to lift the roof off temporarily, then put it back in place after the new level has been framed in. A third tactic is to expand an existing upper level across an existing one-storey structure, such as a flat-roof garage or porch. If you have the roof capacity a loft conversion is another option.

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Inner walls

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Floor finishes

Flooring is any a permanent covering of a floor, or the work of installing such a floor covering. Floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. Both terms are used interchangeably but floor covering refers more to loose-laid materials.

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Inner wall Finishes

Wall finishes provide a decorative skin to conceal building components including structural members, insulation, ductwork, pipes, and wires.

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Home decoration

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Subforums: Foundation (0), Support structure (0), Floor construction (0), Cellar and basement (0), Roof structure (0)

Crawl space

A crawl space is an area of limited height under a floor or roof, giving access to wiring and plumbing.

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Staircases and ramps

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Wall openings: window frames, windows and doors

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Insulation is a property of materials and ensures that the thermal energy (heat) can pull as little as possible from one side to the other. Thanks to the insulation of, for example, the walls or the roof, much less heat is lost, so you have to burn less and save a lot of money on the energy bill. Popular insulation methods

Cavity wall insulation
A cavity wall consists of an inner and outer wall with an air space in between, the cavity. If the façade is in good condition and the cavity is clean, it can be filled with insulating material. This method offers many advantages and is therefore very popular.

Floor insulation
Floor insulation works as follows: from the crawl space the underside of the floor is covered with insulating material. Because moisture and cold can no longer pull up through the floor, the living comfort rises considerably, the floor becomes up to 4 degrees warmer and you do not need to burn.

Roof insulation
A poorly insulated roof ensures a heat loss of up to 30%. Insulating the roof therefore also yields a nice energy saving. There are different methods to insulate the roof. For example, you can have the insulation installed under the roof tiles (warm roof) or on the inside of the house (cold roof). Both have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Facade insulation
You can also choose whether it is necessary, because it is technically no different, to install insulation on the outside of the façade.

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